Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan: Scorecard, Recap and More from the 3rd ODI in Harare

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterAugust 31, 2013

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 21:  Misbah ul Haq plays defensive during the 4th Momentum One Day International match between South Africa and Pakistan at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on March 21, 2013 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Gallo Images/Getty Images

A series that had promised much for Zimbabwe ended with a dispiriting, one-sided defeat, as Pakistan came from a game down to win the three-match series, 2-1.

The hosts won the toss and opted to field first, restricting Pakistan well, with only half-centuries from Ahmed Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq propping the score up to 260-6.

Even in defeat, Zimbabwe have put up good scores in this series, but by the time they were 87-6, the match was long gone.

They eventually fell for 152, a full 108 runs short.

Here's the story of how the game unfolded and the match scorecard:


Pakistan Innings

Pakistan compiled an innings bereft of any great excitement or fireworks, but their eventual total of 260-6 gave them a strong foundation with which to work.

It was a tone set by the openers, Shehzad (54 from 85) and Nasir Jamshed (38 from 51), and continued by the middle order, where Misbah (67 from 85) was the standout player.

AB de Villiers (64.70), MS Dhoni (56.10) and Misbah-ul-Haq (50.08) are the only captain in ODI history with 1000-plus runs at ave over 50.

— Cricket Record (@cricinfo_record) August 31, 2013

There was no great acceleration towards the end, although the team will have been heartened by the return of Mohammad Hafeez—having retired hurt early in the innings, he returned at the death and was unbeaten on 26 by the end of the innings.

Mohammad Hafeez seems to be struggling with an injury and has decided to go off retired hurt. Misbah-Ul-Haq is the new batsman #zimvpak

— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) August 31, 2013


Zimbabwe Innings

Zimbabwe subsided in their chase of a series victory, losing wickets early and never recovering.

Hafeez opened the bowling with off-spin and removed Vusi Sibanda (two), and although Hamilton Masakadza (25) and Brendan Taylor (26) looked to rebuild, the middle order offered precious little.

Three run-outs spoke to the confusion in the hosts' batting, while the introduction of more spinners caused more chaos, with Abdur Rehman (two), Shahid Afridi (one) and Saeed Ajmal (two) also striking.

Malcolm Waller (48) salvaged some respectability, but the series had long since ebbed away by the time the 10th wicket fell on 152.

The sides next meet in the first of two Tests, beginning on September 3.


Here is the scorecard, as given by the BBC:

Pakistan Innings 260 for 6 (50.0 overs)

Jamshedc Taylorb Chatara38655131
Shehzadc Razab H Masakadza541348530
Hafeeznot out 26423430
Misbah-ul-Haqc Razab S Masakadza671108560
Aminc and b Utseya 33312540
Shahid Afridic Taylorb Chatara716700
Sarfraz Ahmedc Taylorb Chatara22201320
Rehmannot out 02000
Extras0nb 11w 0b 2lb13 
Totalfor 6260(50.0 ovs)
S Masakadza10.01651
H Masakadza5.0191
Fall of Wicket 
195Shahid Afridi
243Sarfraz Ahmed

Zimbabwe Innings 151 all out (40.0 overs)

H Masakadzast Sarfraz Ahmedb Rehman25474231
Sibandac Aminb Hafeez215800
Taylorrun out (Misbah-ul-Haq) 26502950
Razalbwb Hafeez6221600
Williamsrun out (Misbah-ul-Haq) 212300
Wallerc Rehmanb Ajmal48857140
Chigumburalbwb Shahid Afridi2141300
Utseyarun out (Amin) 23515010
S Masakadza b Ajmal0 100
Panyangarac and b Rehman 13400
Chataranot out 14300
Extras0nb 13w 0b 2lb15 
Totalall out151(40.0 ovs)
Junaid Khan4.01220
Shahid Afridi6.01291
Fall of Wicket 
46H Masakadza
145S Masakadza


    India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan Shares A Heartfelt Post For His Family

    Cricket logo

    India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan Shares A Heartfelt Post For His Family

    via NDTVSports.com

    Countdown to the IPL Extravaganza

    Cricket logo

    Countdown to the IPL Extravaganza

    via Wellpitched

    Eoin Morgan the outsider has changed the DNA of English one-day cricket | The Spin

    Cricket logo

    Eoin Morgan the outsider has changed the DNA of English one-day cricket | The Spin

    Rob Smyth
    via the Guardian

    Alex Hales is not ‘turning his back’ on Test or first-class cricket

    Cricket logo

    Alex Hales is not ‘turning his back’ on Test or first-class cricket

    King Cricket
    via Kingcricket